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Kid's Story (2003)

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A teenager's dreams which conclude with him falling off a building, lead him to believe that the reality he lives in, may not be so real after all.

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A teenager has dreams of falling that feel more real than his actual life. He turns to the internet for answers and receives some cryptic replies via his PC. In school his mobile phone rings despite being turned off, he answers to be told by Neo that "they know you know and are coming for you". The kid looks out the window to see men in dark suits coming for him and immediately flees on his skateboard. Written by bob the moo

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During the first part of the short, where Mr. Popper is typing, his keystrokes are inconsistent with what appears of the screen. See more »

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Featured in Return to Source: Philosophy & 'The Matrix' (2004) See more »

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WHO AM I (ANIMATRIX EDIT)
Written by Peter Kruder
Performed by Peace Orchestra
Courtesy of G-Stone Recordings
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No kidding.
16 February 2012 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

There's not much plot to this Animatrix short, but the movies overcompensated for that so it's good to have a Matrix story sold on imagery and feeling.

Remember the overeager kid from The Matrix Revolutions? This is the story of how he freed himself from un-real world and woke up. He feels alone and alienated, wondering why his dreams feel more real than his waking world.

Cowboy Beebop director Shinichirô Watanabe uses abstract, experimental animation deliver the story. It's rough and features many pencil strokes, but it's good. Not the best Animatrix short, but worth watching.


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